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Sartorius Stedim Biotech S.A. Investor Relations

A Trusted Partner for the Biopharmaceutical Industry and Laboratories

Sartorius Stedim Biotech is a leading international partner for the biopharma sector. Our solutions are supporting our customers to develop and produce drugs safely, timely and economically. The Group has been annually growing by double digits on average and has been regularly expanding its portfolio by acquisitions of complementary technologies.

Seven reasons to invest

  • Clear focus on the attractive biopharma sector
  • Long-term growth drivers and significant market entrance barriers
  • Market leading position in key technologies and recognized brand
  • High share of recurring revenue as well as diversified earnings base
  • Strong presence in growth regions
  • Proven track record with alliances and acquisitions
  • High continuity with respect to customer base, employees and management

Nine-Month Results 2018: Double-Digit Growth Continues

Joachim Kreuzburg, CEO:

"We grew dynamically across all product categories and geographies and increased our profitability significantly. Conditions in the biopharma market continue to be healthy and demand for our products remains high. Backed by a strong order intake, we see us well on track to deliver on our ambitious 2018 targets."

Nine-Month Results January to September 2018

October 23, 2018

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Strategy and Targets for 2025

Sartorius Stedim Biotech’s goal is to continue its profitable growth and systematically expand its position as a leading international partner for biopharmaceutical research and the industry. We are pursuing various strategic initiatives to grow sustainably up to 2025 – and beyond.

  • Achieve consolidated sales revenue of around 2.8 billion euros
  • Increase underlying EBITDA margin1) to around 30%

1) Sartorius Stedim Biotech uses underlying EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization; adjusted for extraordinary items) as the key profitability indicator.

We focus in both divisions on the attractive biopharmaceutical market characterized by long‑term and stable growth trends.

Key Growth Drivers

  • Growing world population
  • Increasing incomes and better access to healthcare services in emerging economies
  • Aging population and rise in age-related diseases in industrialized countries

Medical progress is also fueling growth, resulting in the ongoing development and approval of new biopharmaceuticals and in the improvement or expansion of indications for already existing active pharmaceutical ingredients. Therefore, a growing number of biotech medications are being approved for treatment of rare diseases considered incurable until now, and innovative cell and gene therapies are projected to further drive growth in the biopharma sector.

Sartorius Stedim Biotech has leading market positions in core technologies and is continuously expanding its portfolio by new, complementary technologies that help our biopharma customers develop and manufacture medications faster and more easily. Our strength in selecting suitable partners or acquisition candidates is based upon our in-depth understanding of applications. We are thoroughly familiar with our customers’ requirements and their entire value-added chains, and particularly understand the interactivity of the systems they use. Our innovation strategy is based on three pillars:

  • Integration of innovations through acquisitions
  • Alliances with partners
  • Own product development

North America and selected countries in Asia are at the focus of our growth strategy.

North America is the world’s largest market for both the development and the manufacture of biopharmaceuticals. Because North America is home to the main competitors for both company divisions, Sartorius Stedim Biotech has historically lower market shares in this region than in Europe and Asia. Accordingly, the company is striving to gain market share, primarily by strengthening its sales and service capacities.

Our second regional focus is on Asia, especially on China, South Korea and India. These markets have tremendous growth potential due to their increased healthcare spending by private households and governments. In these regions, Sartorius Stedim Biotech has invested in its sales infrastructure and is planning to expand its production capacities.

Moreover, we are investing in the digitalization of our processes. In addition, we have substantially expanded our production capacities, above all for filter and bag products.

For fiscal 2018, Sartorius Stedim Biotech is planning to increase consolidated sales revenue by about 11% to 14%. The Group’s underlying EBITDA margin1) is projected to reach around 28.0%, up from the prior-year figure of 27.3%.

All forecasts are based on constant currencies. Due to the latest foreign exchange developments, the results reported in actual currencies may differ. We will explain the particular effects in the course of 2018.


1) Sartorius Stedim Biotech uses underlying EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization; adjusted for extraordinary items) as the key profitability indicator.

Sartorius Stedim Biotech S.A. is the parent company of the Sartorius Stedim Biotech Group. It is headquartered in Aubagne, France, and listed on the Euronext Paris.


Approximately 74% of the share capital and around 85% of the voting rights of Sartorius Stedim Biotech S.A. are held by Sartorius AG. Sartorius AG is a leading international bioprocess and laboratory equipment and technology provider headquartered in Göttingen, Germany, and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. It operates two divisions: the bioprocess business as a subgroup under its parent corporation Sartorius Stedim Biotech S.A. and the laboratory business as a further subgroup.

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Nine-Month Results January to September 2018

October 23, 2018

Half-Year 2018 Results

July 24, 2018

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April 24, 2018

Capital Markets Day 2018

February 21, 2018

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January 31, 2018

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October 25, 2017

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